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A 2010 downloadable game by [[Creator/{{Ubisoft}} Ubisoft Montreal]] for {{PlayStation Network}} and XboxLiveArcade based off [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim the comic book series]] of the same name, it was made in conjunction with the [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld movie adaptation]] [[TheFilmOfTheBook of the series]] and released onto [=PlayStation=] Network the film was due out in theaters; the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game came out a week later.

'''''Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game''''' is a side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp brawler]] that was made in retro-style to harken back to the 8-bit and 16-bit era of video gaming. The game's plot is the same as the series it was based on; the story follows a slacker who falls head-over-heels when he meets an out of town delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and he must battle with her seven evil exes in order to continue dating her. Players can play as Scott Pilgrim, Kim Pine, Stephen Stills, and Ramona Flowers [[spoiler:[[SecretCharacter and also]] [[EnemyWithout Nega]] [[EvilCounterpart Scott]]]] as they battle their way across countless [[{{Mooks}} goons]] in a video game version of UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} and ultimately take down Ramona's seven evil exes. Like the classic beat 'em up ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'', the game features RPGElements that allows Scott and his friends can earn money to purchase various items from various stores all throughout Toronto, and gain new abilities and level-up as they beat up enemies.

Both the series' author Bryan Lee O'Malley and the film's director Edgar Wright were heavily involved in the creation of the game. The sprites were made by famed sprite-artist and animator [[http://probertson.livejournal.com/ Paul Robertson]] with music provided by Music/{{Anamanaguchi}}, a chiptune punk band. There are a few changes from the comic to help fit the game.

On November 20th, 2010, the [=PlayStation=] Network version of the game received its first [[DownloadableContent add-on pack]] to coincide with the film's DVD and Blu-ray release; the Xbox 360 version later received the add-on pack on December of the same year. The first add-on pack adds Knives Chau as a playable character, a Dodgeball Mode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that is exactly what its name suggests]], a Battle Royale Mode that allows players to battle each other, a drop-in and drop-out multi-player function, and other bug fixes for $2.

In 2012, originally planned to coincide with the full-color re-release of the comic books, the game is getting its second add-on pack that will add [[StraightGay Wallace Wells]] [[PromotedToPlayable as a playable character]] and online multi-player, was slated for August 19th, 2012, but was pushed back for a 2013 release; it finally came out late in March 2013 and is available for $5 on both systems.

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!!This game provides trope examples of:
* AbsurdlyLongLimousine: For Clash At Demonhead; and it's modeled after [[Series/KnightRider K.I.T.T.]].
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Near the beginning of Level 4, Roxy's sword is able to actually cut parts of a Toronto Streetcar in the game; she does it TWICE.
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Todd Ingram has a "Type B" sequence.
* AllThereInTheManual: Nothing to prevent enjoying the game, but there are some things that are only explained if you read the series.
* AllThereInTheScript: The names of the enemies are brought up in the credits after beating the game.
* AssKicksYou: Kim's and Knives' strong dash attack has them throwing out her tushy to hit people. It's pretty funny to watch when you could actually use that attack to destroy a car as well as cement blocks.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The higher your strength gets, the harder you throw items. It gets very easy to have a rebounding item hit you in the face.
* BackgroundBoss: [[spoiler:The Twin's [[HumongousMecha Super Robot Fighter]].]]
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: In ''Gideon's'' mind.
* BilingualBonus: The credits give special thanks to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_pao_chicken "Gong Bao Ji Ding"]].
** Mrs. Chau, when called in as Knives' striker [[spoiler:or as a secret striker once any character obtains Mr. Chau]], will call an enemy a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_Mud_Horse grass mud horse]].
* BishounenLine: Gideon's final form is simply his normal [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MegaMan holographic]]]] human body with the pixel katana.
* BloodyMurder: In 'Subspace Highway?', [[spoiler: right before you fight Gideon's second form, Gigadeon,]] blood droplets will rain down upon your group as you make your way through. Also, this appears to be one of [[spoiler: said boss form's]] attacks, in the form of blood-red skulls.
** Given the creatures that appear near the end of this area, the droplets could be interpreted as [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} bloody tears.]]
* BodyHorror: Two instances: Todd Ingram from Stage 3 has an attack where he uses his arm to transform in to an array of different vegetables similar to a certain scene in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' with great power; using it causes him to be exhausted. The second one is [[spoiler: Gigadeon Graves from Stage 7, whose whole body is covered in veins that connect to his external heart. The lower half of his body consists of the heads of the previously defeated Evil Exes that spit out electrical spheres]].
* BonusBoss: Mr. Chau. Can be called as a striker if you beat him.
* BootstrappedTheme: "Another Winter" is quickly approaching this, "Rock Club" being a close second due to the raw awesome tonnage invoked.
* BossRemix: Nega-Scott's battle theme is a more malevolent version of the main menu music.
* BossRush: Unlockable with a cheat code.
* ClassicCheatCode: Lots. Some unlock [[spoiler:the Power of Love]], [[ZombieApocalypse Survival Horror]] mode, BossRush mode, [[MortalKombat Blood]], [[SonicTheHedgehog coins change to animals]], [[SoundTest unlocking the sound screen]] and there's probably more.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Played straight on Level 4. Or pretty much the entire game when you're fighting {{mooks}} of every flavor.
* CreditsMedley: [[EarWorm And dear God]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome is it awesome.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: Butas, the fat ninja-chicks in Level 4 has them if you squint hard enough.
* DarkReprise: Appropriately, Nega-Scott's is a dark version of the main theme.
** Also, we could say that "Leave The Past Behind" is a sad version of "Another Winter" since both use the same structure and have the same intro. Besides, they are the only songs in the game to have a chiptune version.
* DegradedBoss: [[spoiler:Robot-01 becomes a regular enemy in the final level.]]
* DifficultySpike: Lucas Lee, the second Evil Ex. God help you if he gets his hands on one of the two skateboards.
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Scott's ending has Ramona gone, and him supposedly dating three girls at once. There is an ambiguous ending regarding his being happy. This is nowhere in the ending montage or the comics, though.]]
* DownloadableContent: Tying in with the movie's release on DVD and Blu-ray, Knives Chau as a playable character, two new game modes, drop-in co-op and it fixes the bugs. For $2.00.
** Seemingly coinciding with the re-release of the comic books in color, [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/08/08/scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world-the-game-dlc-online-multiplayer-wallace-wells/ an upcoming $5 DLC pack]] adds Wallace Wells and online multi-player.
* DragonsUpTheYinYang: The Katayanagi Twins' combo moves are accompanied by random taijitu.
* DualBoss: The Katayanagi Twins.
** Lynette and Envy, although you mostly fight Lynette until Envy decides to cut in.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:The Power of Love sword appears stuck in a cloud for you to pick up right before the fight with Gideon's OneWingedAngel second form]].
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou: True to the old-school beat-em-ups it's based on, almost everything can hurt you. Trash cans can be thrown at you, dogs will bite you and most people you meet are trying to beat you up.
* EvilTwin: Nega-Scott is a more BlackAndWhiteMorality version in the game. He doesn't seem to represent anything but evil, has an EvilLaugh, [[{{Necromancer}} apparently animates zombies]] and [[spoiler:takes over the world in his ending.]]
** [[spoiler:When you play as Nega-Scott, you get Nega-Knives as your striker.]]
* ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName: Such as "Evil Ex Crossover! Take down Clash at Demonhead!"
* FanNickname: Some of the moves you can pull off with the weapons and other special moves; e.g. beating someone down with a cardboard box is known as a "Hobo Special".
* FatBastard: Williams, Butas, and Donnies, and they can repel attacks [[{{Kevlard}} using their prodigious girth]].
* FictionalCounterpart: As the original Comic Book tended to use actual Toronto-based locations for concert venues and shops, they were changed in-game. For example:
** "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Cup Second Cup]]" becomes "Delicious Cup"
** "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneaky_Dee%27s Sneaky Dee's]]" becomes "Dee's Tex-Mex"
** "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee%27s_Palace Lee's Palace]]" becomes "Leo's Place"
** You can buy a [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Smashing Turnips]] CD at Shock Wave Record.
** [[SonicTheHedgehog Speedy the Porcupine]] is a video game sold in Wallace's Mystery Shop. It also raises your speed stat a significant amount.
*** There's also a [[FinalFantasy Never Ending Fantasy]] game.
* FlunkyBoss: If playing with multiple players, almost all of the bosses become this. But even in single player mode, Matthew Patel and Lucas Lee play this trope in two different ways. Matthew takes cover in the middle of the fight to SummonBackupDancers, whereas Lucas and his mooks fight together.
* FlyingDutchman: [[spoiler: Gideon's fate.]]
* FootPopping: Knives with Kim.
* {{Gainaxing}}: All the female characters seem to have this.
** [[FanDisservice Even the zombie girls.]]
* GameBreakingBug: The game was rushed out the door to match the movie, and the game is sometimes prone to crashing.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Todd Ingram sure has BarbieDollAnatomy during his flashing frames, as evidenced by some sprite rips.
** If you look closely when Kim and Knives kiss, you can see they were giving each other tongue.
** When Mrs. Chau is called as a striker, she calls an enemy a "grass mud horse" in Chinese, making them flee. See BilingualBonus above.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: [[spoiler:Super Fighting Robot]]. It's easy to win though.
* GoddamnedBats: In the temple section of Stage 2, and in the Katayanagi Twins' lair. Both instances, they attempt to knock you into something hazardous, usually a pit.
* GoldenEnding: [[spoiler:Ramona's ending.]]
* GuideDangIt: ''Nobody'' is sure how to summon Mr. Chau onto the world map to fight him in the first place. The best guess anyone has is [[spoiler:defeat Todd Ingram after unlocking Level 7]].
* GrievousHarmWithABody: ''Oh yes''.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Ramona's Subspace Bag. Holding down the Heavy Attack button for two seconds and releasing allows her to generate a random hold item for 20 Gut Points, [[AllThereInTheManual but since no other character has a Level 1 move, this technique's existence isn't immediately apparent.]]
* {{Hellevator}}
* {{Homage}}: The Katayanagi Twins are playing a piano when you reach the end of their dark lair. [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Remind you of anything]]?
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Recovering HP from buying food is just the norm in ''Scott Pilgrim''[='=]s version of Toronto.
* LetsPlay: Done by LetsPlay/TippingForties.
* MirrorBoss: Nega-Scott subverts this, in that he has many moves that Scott can't use. Particularly his [[ThatOneAttack fireballs]].
** [[spoiler:...at least until you unlock Nega-Scott for your own use- though he can't launch fireballs nearly as rapidly.]]
* MoneySpider: Dogs, owls and wolverines all drop money for some reason. Subverted through robots, which (in keeping with the comic) don't explode into money.
* MoralDissonance: Scott's ending... is definitely questionable compared to what happens in the canon ending in the comic book, literally showing he has NOT learned anything at all, much less [[spoiler:not getting Ramona to stay with him.]]
* MultipleEndings: Different endings depending on what character you are playing as.
** Amusingly, of the original four playable characters, only Scott's is not compatible with the other endings. Kim ends with [[spoiler:her getting together with [[LesYay Knives]],]] Steven Stills' ending is [[spoiler:the Sex Bob-Ombs rocking out loud]], and Ramona's ending is [[spoiler:Ramona and Scott walking into the sunset together.]] Meanwhile, Scott's ending is [[spoiler:getting together [[MarryThemAll with Envy, Kim, and Knives]].]]
* NinjaLog: Utilized by Roxanne.
* NintendoHard: For first time players, the levels will take some time (especially on Supreme Master difficutly).
* [[NoAnimalsWereHarmed No Pixels Were Harmed During The Making of This Video Game]]
* NumberOfTheBeast: When you beat Gideon at the end he drops 66.6 worth of coins.
* OneHitKill: Mr. Chau to any non-boss enemy, even going as far as to not display any damage numbers when he hits them. Also, any BottomlessPit to any enemy, though you are denied the cash as a result.
* OneManArmy: Obvious, given the [[BeatEmUp genre]] of the game, but it's also the name of one of one of the trophies.
* OneWingedAngel: The fight with Gideon. [[spoiler:First, Gideon grows to twice his size for the first part of the battle, and when the fight goes into Subspace, Gideon plays the trope for all it's worth - He's bigger than the screen, the Gideon parts of him are frankly demonic looking, and from the waist down ''his body consists of the faces of the other six exes'']]. Also, in the first part of the battle, [[spoiler:when Gideon attacks, his sprite turns into a literal One Winged Angel]].
* PaletteSwap: The Katayanagi Twins, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation despite their full portraits retaining their different hairstyles and clothes from the comics]].
** In the online DLC pack, Wallace is a headswap of Stephen who shares almost the exact same moveset as him, but with rainbow effects.
* PantyShot: Kim, Envy and Lynette all do this. Ramona's technically wearing a bikini bottom, though.
* PleaseWakeUp: If you're playing multi-player and one of the characters is KO'd, another player has to go and revive them before a timer runs out. If they fail to do so, said character loses a life. The Katayanagi Twins do this as well if you knock just one down.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: This is actually the name of one of the trophies you are awarded in the game when you fulfill a certain condition during multiplayer mode.
** Also the Team Taunt, which requires more than one player and does massive damage to all enemies.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The game retains only the bare bones of the comic's plot. This is probably for the best, however, considering TheProblemWithLicensedGames.
* [[RareRandomDrop Rare Random Boss]]: Mr. Chau. He may appear on the map randomly so you can fight him, [[UrbanLegendOfZelda but it is believed there is a specific way of getting him to show up.]]
* RecursiveAdaptation: Not directly, but the original Scott Pilgrim novels was so steeped in video game tropes and references that it's a similar idea.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Roxanne's eyes flash red on the third slash of her sword combo.
* {{Retraux}}: Deliberately made in a 16-bit style to invoke this. As well as to play off the game theme of the comics.
* RPGElements: A crucial element of the gameplay; if you don't regularly increase your stats by buying food, you won't get very far.
* SecretShop: Wallace's Mystery Shop. It isn't ''very'' secret, what with the star painted on the door, but still... [[spoiler: Mobile's Secret House is extremely well hidden, though.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: To the point that, you never see Gideon's eyes (even when you are inside his mind, where there's no apparent light that could be reflected).
* SceneryPorn: Nicely simple and detailed artwork. Then again it is Stéphane Boutin.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler: Nega-Scott, if you beat the game with all 4 characters. Knives Chau is available throught a DLC pack.]]
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/ScottPilgrim Check out its own page.]]
* SickeninglySweethearts: Cutscenes after the first four stages have Scott and Ramona making out while Kim and Stephen Stills stand around.
* SigilSpam: The 3G Heavy Industries logo (The inverted Triforce with the G's) is everywhere!
* SoundTest: And you'll [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome be thankful]]. [[spoiler: To unlock it, go to the Score Ranking menu on the world map and press L1x2, R1x2, L1x3, R1x3, L1, R1.]]
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: The Dragon's Den music is very eerie in comparison with the other stages themes. But then, when you reach the Twins' Lair, you see them playing on an organ, and the bgm stops just as they stop playing it.
** [[spoiler:If one were to use the cheat code to get to the Sound Test area, it's revealed that it's Joseph's bedroom, and he's been broadcasting all the background music in the game except for places like the Katayanagi lair and Chaos Theater.]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: To the GameBoyAdvance game based on the 2007 ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie.
* StealthPun: The 6th level has almost no background characters, save for Stacey and every single non-playable gay guy. Combine this with the elf that gives you coins and you've got yourself a fairy forest!
* SummonBackupDancers: The Demon Hipster Chicks Patel can summon.
* SurvivalHorror: An unlockable game mode, where you fight endless hordes of zombies until you die [[spoiler:or 30 real-time minutes pass]].
* SwordBeam: [[spoiler:The Sword of Love's]] default attack comes with these.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: If [[spoiler:Gigadeon didn't punch in anger to the ground leaving his heart unprotected]], he would be undefeatable.
* TraintopBattle: The second part of the 4th level.
* TurnsRed: All the bosses do this when low on health.
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: People are already trying to figure out how to get to the Mario-style Green Pipes scattered throughout the overhead screen.
* VictoryFakeout: [[spoiler:You fight Gideon three times. All of them could conceivably pass for a final boss (particularly his OneWingedAngel second form).]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: Todd Ingram. While Matthew and Lucas weren't too hard to deal with, Todd will murder you if you try the same tricks you used on them. It also doesn't help that he's the first boss you meet that's nigh impossible to beat if you've been neglecting your stats: if you haven't been building your strength up, all you get is a nice bunch of ''1's'' when you hit him.
* WifeHusbandry: Gideon isn't kidnapping girls to make them his girlfriend in the video game, [[spoiler: he's ''growing them'' from test tubes and PeopleJars.]]
* WhipSword: On Roxanne, the fourth Evil Ex.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: During the boss battle with Todd, [[spoiler:you get into a bass battle reminiscent of Rock Band or Guitar Hero playing tables. Todd's is hopelessly complicated, while Scott's is mostly blank. When Scott finally ''does'' get a note, he decides to cut out the middle man and ''hits Todd with his bass''!]]
* ZombieApocalypse: There are a couple of Zombies in the park, but they're relatively easy; especially if you throw them into the convenient open graves. However, there's also "Survival Horror" mode (unlockable by code), where you are in one non-scroll screen, and more and more zombies keep coming out of the wood work without any easy way to "kill" them.
** And when they fill the entire screen, that's when Nega-Scott's DarkReprise starts playing. And they just keep coming. [[spoiler: Until you survive for 30 real world minutes.]]
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